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Transportation Employment Information


Transportation Industry Overview


More than 8.6 million Americans work in transportation jobs, including more than 3 million truck drivers who move raw materials and finished goods around the nation. Long-haul truck driver is the most common job in transportation. Tractor-trailer drivers work in tandem with route planners, traffic dispatchers and traffic managers. Delivery truck drivers distribute cargo in a limited area.

Transportation Job Types


Long-haul truck drivers transport goods between cities and states, typically in trucks weighing more than 26,000 pounds. Self-employed tractor-trailer drivers are called owner-operators.

Delivery truck drivers and driver/sales workers deliver merchandise to stores or customers’ homes typically in one region or urban area. They drive trucks of 26,000 pounds or less.

Traffic dispatchers organize where truck drivers go. They stay in touch with the drivers, give them assignments, share traffic information and maintain tracking logs.

Traffic managers analyze data, work with vendors and set policies to help their companies efficiently deliver goods and maximize profits.

Transportation Education and Certifications


To get a delivery truck driver job or driver/sales job, you’ll need a high school diploma or GED, plus on-the-job training. To advance and find transportation job opportunities as a long-haul tractor-trailer driver, you’ll need a few years of related driving experience as well.

Pursuing a transportation career as a traffic manager requires a bachelor’s degree, but some companies will hire someone with an associate’s degree and several years of experience.

States have special license requirements or tests for truck drivers whose jobs involve hazardous material, tankers, and double- or triple-trailer trucks.

Transportation Job Market


Transportation employment for heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers is expected to increase 21 percent from 2010 to 2020, faster than the average occupation, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Light truck/delivery truck driver employment will increase 15 percent during that period, about average for all occupations, while driver/sales worker jobs will grow 10 percent, the BLS reports.

Transportation Salaries


The median salary for heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers was $37,930 in May 2011, according to the BLS. Dispatchers earned median salaries of $35,200. Light truck and delivery services drivers earned a median of $29,080. Driver/sales workers made $22,770.
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Job Description: $$$ Looking to make some extra income? $$$ Come and be an inventory scanner for a well-known retailer!!! We are seeking over 200 temporary employees to work a graveyard shift to assist in scanning merchandise to achieve inventory accuracy. If you are seeking a fun working environment and an opportunity to build your professional network, come and join the inventory party. No exper...
Job Description: SEEKING RELOCATION CANDIDATES THAT ARE WILLING TO RELOCATE TO LOS ANGELES, CA. Bilingual Spanish Warehouse Manager/DISTRIBUTION SECTOR Key player & solid Co. within the food sector is actively interviewing. This Co. is proud to be an elite manufacturer and distributor of many delicious lines of food. As a key member of the organization, individual selected will directly supervise,...
Job Overview Primary Purpose and Essential Functions: Manage and perform Customer Service functions regarding designated business from a geographically defined territory or assigned customer base which could include regional, dedicated or a decentralized National Account. This position will assist in balancing available capacity and freight demands in conjunction with maintaining a positive workin...
Job Overview Primary Purpose and Essential Functions: To perform thorough inspections and related repairs on equipment owned or operated by Swift Transportation as directed by supervisor. Perform Preventative Maintenance Inspections to comply with DOT regulations. Performs proper diagnosis and repairs of the trailer fleet. Performs Minor/Major trailer damage repairs. Completes all necessary tags a...
Job Overview Primary Purpose and Essential Functions: Lead a fleet of drivers. Lead and retain a designated fleet of drivers. Lead a minimum fleet of 50 manned tractors; for Shuttle Driver Leaders only-lead a fleet of at least 40 daycabs/Over-The-Road (OTR) tractors. Establish a good working relationship with each driver. Work with planning personnel to obtain loads for their fleet and dispatches...
Job Overview Primary Purpose and Essential Functions: Ensure Swift drivers have all the necessary permits and licenses required to meet all legal requirements Communicating with Swift drivers by phone or qualcomm Ordering permits from states for tractors and trailers Setting up permit books for new trucks, updating existing permit books Registering tractor and trailers Processing daily paperwork S...
Job Overview Primary Purpose and Essential Functions: Manage, direct and administer programs to ensure high quality dealer/vendor repairs at the lowest cost; responsible for mitigating price increases and accepting a zero percent price increase while developing and researching alternative solutions. Negotiate and collaborate with selected dealers/vendors to ensure timely services. Assist ACT team...
Job Overview Primary Purpose and Essential Functions: To process accounts payable invoices for payment Prepare invoices for payment to A/P vendors Auditing of invoices for accuracy, verifications of invoice information, general ledger account coding of invoices Entering prepared information into A/P System (Infinium Payables Ledger on AS400 platform); requesting printouts to check for accuracy of...
Description Position Summary: Penske Logistics is looking for qualified CDL Class A truck drivers to become part of an excellent team and to fill a number of available truck driver jobs in the Port Arthur, TX and surrounding area. • Route/Activity – Truck drivers are responsible for picking up product at a manufacturing facility in Urania, LA and delivering to a shipping port in Port Arthur, TX. D...
Purchasing Specialist Colfax, NC Experience: -7-10+ years in senior level Purchasing/Procurement & Planning -Some direct Supervision/Management preferred Education: B.S. or B.A. in Business or related field Certifications: -APICS and/or CPM certification is preferred -ERP and/or MRP experience required Job Description/Duties: The department procures material for several different company sites in...
Must be able to operate a stand up forklift and a cherry picker to pick orders. Must have good attention to detail and read work orders to be able to pull the merchandise as needed. Must be able to lift up to 25lbs all day. Retrieves specified inventory verifies quantity and that the product correctly matches the item number and description given.Stacks and secures materials on pallets; moving mat...
Job Fair Tuesday, July 29th, 2014 Safeway Store - 3820 Rainier Ave. S, Seattle, WA 98118 And Thursday, July 31st, 2014 Safeway Store - 200 S. 3rd St., Renton, WA 98055 11:00am –2:00pm Safeway will be interviewing and hiring Part Time Delivery Drivers for the following locations: Seattle, Renton, Mill Creek, Issaquah, and Kirkland at both job fairs. Safeway.com is a leader in the home shopping expe...
Description Job Description: Penske Truck Leasing seeks highly motivated and qualified applicants to fill the unique position of Hiker (Vehicle Transporter/ Truck Driver). This position is responsible for vehicle delivery and returning vehicles to Penske locations and Penske customers. Primarily, this position moves our box trucks up to 26’ and for CDL Class A will include tractors and trailer mov...
Description Collaborate with operations personnel to integrate Health & Safety into all activities and decision making processes at assigned locations in the Northwest USA with a focus on: - Prevention of vehicle accidents and work related injuries - Compliance with company policies, procedures, and agency regulations - Warehousing and Transportation safety management - Monitor and analyze H&S per...
Description +$3,000 SIGN ON BONUS +Quarterly Lean/Safety Bonus up to $300 per Quarter Position Summary: Penske Logistics is looking for qualified CDL A truck drivers to become part of an excellent team. This is a great opportunity to continue your career with one of the nation’s largest logistics companies. This is a touch Freight position. Route/Activity - Trailers are preloaded; Drivers are resp...
The responsibility of the General Manager is to plan, organize, control, and direct the daily activities of the facility. Additional responsibilities include, but not limited to: Managing and directing the multi-directional team supporting all operations Controlling each aspect of budget and expense control Ensuring proper receipt, reconciliation, distribution and shipment of all merchandise to th...
TRANSPORTATION - SUPPLY CHAIN ANALYST LOS ANGELES, CA Emser Tile is seeking a Transporation Supply Chain Analyst to work from our corporate offices in Los Angeles, CA. This position is responsible for ensuring product arrival dates are accurate and up to date in our JDE system. The Supply Chain Analyst collects the data required from the Supply Chain Expeditors, Freight Forwarders and Factories. T...
Delivery Drivers / Couriers Needed with Large SUV or Minivan Partsfleet II is seeking professional, quality focused independent contractors/owner operators in the Buffalo area for same day deliveries. Experience with a scanner is a plus. MUST OWN one of the following vehicles: large SUV or minivan. MUST be at least 21 years of age. Must be able to lift 75 pounds. MUST live in the area of Buffalo,...
CDL-A daily linehaul driver between Charleston and Columbus US Cargo, a subsidiary of Pitt Ohio Express, has an immediate opening for a CDL-A employee driver for its Charleston location. Job entails running a nightly line haul between Charleston and Columbus Sun-Thur 8:00 pm to 5:00 am. Some flexibility needed to compensate for delays related to weather, traffic and other unforeseen conditions. Pa...
Drivers - 2 Man Teams * Experienced IC Van, Sprinter or Box Truck - Balt/Wash DC Metro COMPANY: Select Express & Logistics Select Express & Logistics is looking for professional Owner Operators to provide home delivery and assembly for well known retailers in the Baltimore/Wash DC metro area. We have work available 7 days a week. As an independent contractor, YOU make your schedule of availability...
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